Video: No. 4 UNC beats No. 2 Kentucky to advance to 1995 Final Four - March 25, 1995
No. 4 North Carolina beats No. 2 Kentucky, 74-61, in Birmingham to advance to 1995 Final Four. Regional MVP Jerry Stackhouse has 18 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks. This was a loaded UNC roster, featuring Stackhouse, Rasheed Wallace, Dante Calabria, Donald Williams, Jeff McInnis, and Shammond Williams.
Audio: Jeff McInnis Interview on WFNZ
Former North Carolina and Charlotte Bobcat point guard Jeff McInnis joined WFNZ's Garcia And Bailey to talk about the upcoming NCAA tournament, leaving UNC early, one-and-done college basketball programs, future career goals in basketball, and more.
A Look Back at the Best High School Basketball Programs in History
Oak Hill Academy's 1993 undefeated and national title-winning team, which had an average margin of victory of 32 points, sent eight players to Division I schools with four going on to the NBA. Stars Jerry Stackhouse, Jeff McInnis and Makhtar Ndiaye were on the squad. Oh, and Ty Lawson, Kevin Durant, Rajon Rondo, and Carmelo Anthony are also alumni.
Tar Heels Today: Coby White, Ryan Switzer, UNC-Duke OT Thriller Flashback
Coby White outshines Duke commit Joey Baker, a heartfelt "thank you" to UNC fans from OL Khaliel Rodgers, Ryan Switzer to receive the Patterson Medal, time to let the freshmen big men take their lumps, and more in Tar Heels Today.
Jeff McInnis coaches Team Charlotte to second consecutive Super Showcase title
It was Team Charlotte’s second consecutive AAU Super Showcase title. Team Charlotte is one of the top teams on the Under Armour Association. “I’m proud of the kids and how hard they worked," coach Jeff McInnis said. "I told them that 25 years ago I was playing while Boo Williams was coaching and now I’m here coaching against him. That was special for me."
UNC Basketball: The legacy of number five
Some of the best point guards in North Carolina’s rich history have donned the number five; Jeff McInnis, Ed Cota, Ty Lawson, Kendall Marshall, and Marcus Paige. UNC’s legacy of dominant point guards wearing number five starts with Jeff McInnis. Finally, we catch back up to the present. Jalek Felton hopes to be the heir apparent of great point guards to wear the number.
The Primary Break: UNC-Pitt Quick Takes
With 20 points, Justin Jackson moved past Pete Brennan and Rusty Clark into 39th place in UNC history with 1,344. Danny Green’s 38th with 1,368 points. Kennedy Meeks’ three blocks moved him into a tie with Ed Davis for 15th in Tar Heel history with 129. Joel Berry’s five made 3-pointers give him 140 in his UNC career, moving past Jeff McInnis into 17th place all-time.
Photo: Dean Smith, Phil Ford, and Jeff McInnis
Former UNC point guard Jeff McInnis posted a picture of himself, his family, and former UNC coaches Dean Smith and Phil Ford to his personal instagram account. The picture was taken during Smith and North Carolina's in-home visit with the high school prospect. A Charlotte native, McInnis played at UNC from 1993 to 1996.
Former UNC guard Jeff McInnis receives national recognition as a youth coach
The accolades recently bestowed upon Jeff McInnis were not cause for celebration. At least for McInnis. "The honor is good but I'm not doing this for awards," said McInnis. "This is about helping kids here in Charlotte." After some convincing, McInnis acknowledged that he was named Under Armour 17U national coach of the year, and the IndiHoops national coach of the year.
Jeff McInnis caps ‘career year’ at Elite 24
Jeff McInnis, who won a state title at West Charlotte, was all-ACC at UNC, and played more than a decade in the NBA -- has had quite a season, post-retirement. This summer, McInnis was named Under Armour 17U national coach of the year and IndiHoops national coach of the year, mainly for taking his Team Charlotte 17U group to the Under Armour national championship.
Jeff McInnis holds hoops clinic
It’s hard to believe that Jeff McInnis is 40 years old, but he felt comfortable in the old-school style gym at West Central Community Center. McInnis, who played 12 years in the NBA and was a star point guard at North Carolina , didn’t care that the WCCC doesn’t have air-conditioning. He was too busy directing a three-day youth clinic that has attracted about 60 children.
Jeff McInnis Remembers Dean Smith
“He was more than a basketball coach,” said Jeff McInnis, who played for Dean Smith’s North Carolina Tar Heels from 1993-96. “He was just a fair man. For me to have played for him and had a relationship with him, that’s the greatest thing for me. He was a father figure, a mentor, everything. Today, it’s like losing your own dad.”
Marcus Paige finally in comfort zone
Entering his junior season, Marcus Paige is burden-free. And that may actually mean he does less next season as the Tar Heels accomplish more. Paige became the first player to lead the Heels in both scoring (17.5) and assists (4.2) since Jeff McInnis in 1995-96. But with the offensive weapons added to the roster, he doesn't think he'll have to score as much next season.
Jeff McInnis is AAU's most animated coach
Team Charlotte coach Jeff McInnis may have taken home two pieces of hardware on Sunday, but he won three titles. The third? The Most Animated Coach award. The former UNC great and 12-year NBA veteran works up quite a sweat on the sidelines; working the refs, firing up his team and even engaging in a little tasteful banter with a spectator or two on occasion.
Kennedy Meeks Named All-Mecklenburg Player of the Year
Two national college recruits are the Observer’s 2012-13 All-Mecklenburg girls and boys high school basketball players of the year. Providence Day’s Jatarie White and West Charlotte McDonald’s All-American Kennedy Meeks take home the honors this season. Meeks was one of two N.C. players to play in the McDonald’s All-American game, along with Oxford Webb’s Isaiah Hicks. Hicks and Meeks will play in college at North Carolina. Meeks was only the third Charlottean to play in the McDonald’s game, following Providence’s Antawn Jamison (1995) and West Charlotte/Oak Hill (Va.) guard Jeff McInnis (1993).